By Erin Thorburn | AZBigMedia
Steve Jobs once said, “Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
Arizona State University has emerged as a leader in research and innovation — U.S. News and World Report has ranked ASU as the most innovative university in the nation for five straight years. More recently, SkyBridge’s under-construction air cargo customs facility and the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport corridor — chock-full of aerospace, technology, and advanced manufacturing — has helped the East Valley emerge as a leader in innovation.
So what happens when multiple forces of East Valley innovation collide? They create the ASU Polytechnic Campus Innovation Zone.
Situated moments from Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and SkyBridge, the United States’ only inland international air logistics and joint U.S.-Mexico Customs processing hub, the Innovation Zone is designed to meet the needs for businesses’ tech-transfer, advanced solutions, transportation and logistics needs.